Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni


December 19, 2015

Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni 5 0 5 13
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 20 mins

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 4 serves



250gm Spinach (i just defrosted and drained)

250gm Ricotta cheese

1/2 cup tasty cheese

2 egg yolks

2 tsp minced garlic


3/4 cup passata sauce


1/2 cup Cream



1Mix together filling ingredients and fill cannelloni shells. I actually used lasagne sheets rolled up.

2Put in greased slow cooker dish and cover with passata sauce.

3Sprinkle with basil and then drizzle with cream.

4Top with cheese.

52 hours on high...

Submitted by Jenny Krahe


33 Reviews


June 22, 2022

Unfortunately it wasn’t a winner, very dry. I think when I make it again I will add more passata

I always see folks use dry in the group 🙂


April 16, 2022

Dried or fresh pasta?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 28, 2021

You can buy “tasty” cheese as just that – Tasty Cheese. It’s most similar to cheddar I would say 🙂


November 27, 2021

What kind of cheese did you use for the “tasty” cheese? assuming heavy whipping cream would be the cream?


February 7, 2021

Wow thank you Jenny for this recipe it was delicious 😍
I dint have passata sauce so I used a Dolmio roasted garlic and onion instead.
I will be definitely asking this again ❤️

Renee O’Neill

September 26, 2020

Great recipe. My husband and I enjoyed it. Tasted even better the next day reheated. I used a 700ml passata and it was still a bit dry next time I would use at least a litre of passata.

Kathy Flatman

June 20, 2020

Wow. Very happy with how this turned out. Was delish. Used whole bottle, 400ml of passata. Layered tasty and parmesan on top. Cooked on low 3 hrs. My slowcooker cooks hot. Hubby very impressed 🤤

Carla Johnson

May 17, 2020

Great recipe!! I have used this one a few times and it’s always a favourite!

You could use whichever you have 🙂


April 14, 2020

Is it fresh basil or dried basil?

Faith Bennett

March 17, 2020

A family favourite always

No tea towel needed – it will always state if it’s used 🙂

Beverley Dias McAllum

March 2, 2020

Hi do I need to use the tea towel method for this if using cannelloni tubes? If so what are the times? Thanks

Lesley Lohrey

February 27, 2020

Will definitely make this again, only thing I did different is that I used 2x 500ml passata sauce, cause we like lots of sauce.


February 26, 2020

Absolutely delicious! I added mince to the filling – as my better half loves his meat (cooked the mince in pan with spices/mixed it in with the filling) decided to use the whole egg, used fresh spinach and picked out my favourite pasta sauce to go with the topping. Quick and easy meal to make.


February 22, 2020

First time making tonight! It didn’t come out perfect, and I took some notes for next time… but there will definitely be a next time because this was delicious!! Yummy and a nice simple meat free meal. I used a tin of diced tomatoes as I didn’t have passata, and I made a small amount of white sauce as I didn’t have cream. Next time will definitely try it with passata and plenty of it (think it needs moisture..?) and I also double stacked my rolls which left the middle a little dry so won’t double stack again. Still… cheesy, tomatoey tasty goodness… definitely going on the repertoire for fine tuning perfection! 👌

Stephanie Lefevre

February 17, 2020

Love this.. Have made it so many times.. and will continue to make it.. great for lunches… followed recipe. However added extra spinach and used the entire bottle of Passata. Love it saucy..


May 22, 2019

What kind of tasty cheeses did everyone use?

Darren Comley

May 19, 2019

This was absolutely delightful for lunch. First time ricotta eater. Next time I would use more passata (i used 2 thirds of a bottle) or use my wife’s excellent suggestion, pouring leftover bolognese sauce over the cannelloni

Jodie Currie

May 8, 2019

Made this for dinner tonight, would have to say it was one of my favourites. Hubby even went back for seconds. Just stuck to the recipe minus the basil 🌿
Next time I will make a double batch. Yummy 😋


June 13, 2018

I have made this many times. I use fresh pasta sheets and roll up with a bit of mixture. I adapt the recipe to what I have eg tins of tomato instead of passata and I like extra sauce 😁. I don’t use the cream in the sauce as I don’t want to add it. Works beautifully every time

You could… or tasty

Rhonda Fennell

April 26, 2018

Is the cheese mozzarella ?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 20, 2017

No I wouldn’t 🙂

Erin DeRose

December 19, 2017

Should I precook the pasta shells ??


August 23, 2017

Sorry to bother people. Do we need the cream? And also i am using lasagna sheets gluten free, can i use egg wash to make it into a tube?


March 18, 2017

You can add chicken or pork mince plus I grate some nutmeg into the mixture

Rozi Pottsy

August 16, 2016

I tried this tonight and I did need to add more passata & cream at the hour mark, possibly due to my SC’er
But it was a really lovely dish, and next time I will just tweak the sauce slightly for our tastes, and will try fresh lasagne sheets rolled up next time instead of the bought cannelloni tubes.
But it will definitely be made again – thanks for sharing

Janet wall

July 15, 2016

Thxs for the recipe l doubled the mixture too much spinach.Was a hit with the kids

Jess Muller

July 13, 2016

Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This is something that I wouldn’t usually make during the week but I was really happy with how it came out. I will make a few changes next time:
– Needed more of the passata sauce (I would use a big jar next time)
-500 gram ricotta so that I could have filled all the cannelloni shells and had enough for left overs
Also my slow cooker is really hot so it only needed 3ish hours on low

Skye Murphy

July 6, 2016

Absolutely delicious….very creamy and didn’t have the burnt ends like mine used to in the oven

Used a whole jar of sauce instead of 3/4cup…..now looking for more variations


July 4, 2016

Made this today for lunch. Didn’t adjust the recipe in any way and it was delicious. Really easy to prepare and very tasty. Can see I will be making this regularly as it was a hit with the whole family.

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